One huge, and perhaps two smaller new hotels could be coming to Harbor Boulevard in Garden Grove, under a proposed agreement that surfaced this week.
The Garden Grove City Council (acting also as the Agency for Community Development) will hold a public hearing on June 14 to consider the plan, which could make a dramatic impact on the city’s efforts to convert Harbor into “International West,” a boulevard of hotels, eateries and attractions to complement Disney’s Anaheim operations.
Proposed for a five-acre site at the northwest corner of Harbor and Twintree Lane is a hotel of “approximately” 19 stories, containing from 300 to 400 rooms. Additionally, the development would include 10,000 square feet of retail or restaurant and entertainment space including one or more restaurants, along with a parking structure and 10,000 square feet of meeting and conference space.
The developer, listed as Land & Design, Inc., is also proposing to build at least one more restaurant in a 65,000-square foot area devoted to entertainment, dining or retail uses.
Finally, the developer has proposed to build two “extended stay” hotels totaling between 125 and 300 rooms.
The land intended for the project is currently occupied by a variety of users, including retail shops and an Italian ices store.
A copy of the proposed agreement will be available for public comment in Garden Grove City Hall starting today (Thursday) and continuing through June 13.
Some of the land in question is owned by the city’s city redevelopment agency and some by private parties.